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10 Tips to Increase Fertility for Men


Updated May 16, 2014

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Tip #10 to Increase Fertility: Have Frequent Sex
Frequent sex may increase your fertility.

Frequent sex may increase your fertility.

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You already know that if you want to have a baby, you need to have sex around the time of ovulation. Having frequent sex all month long, however, may help increase your fertility.

Research studies have found that semen health is best when sex occurred less than two days prior.

One study of about 3,000 men looked at sperm motility and morphology (shape) in relation to the number of days they abstained from sex. They found that in men with low sperm counts, peak sperm motility occurred after one day of abstinence. The peak sperm morphology occurred after zero to two days of abstinence.

For men with normal sperm counts, sperm health was significantly decreased after 10 days of abstinence.

To keep your sperm in tip-top shape, you should try to have sex at least twice a week, and not only around the time of ovulation.

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